2018657 - You received the error "Procurement arrangement blocked for seller XYZ" when creating a Purchase Order, however the Supplier status is not Blocked

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2018657 - You received the error "Procurement arrangement blocked for seller XYZ" when creating a Purchase Order, however the Supplier status is not Blocked

Symptom

You are creating a purchase order, when you enter the supplier XYZ, you receive the error message: Procurement arrangement blocked for seller XYZ

By checking the supplier status, you can see that it is not blocked.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Select the common task New Purchase Order
  3. Enter the supplier XYZ
  4. Receive the error message

Cause

This error message is not caused by the status of the supplier but by the box Purchasing Blocked in its master data, which is checked.

Resolution

In order to be able to use this supplier, you will need to uncheck the box Purchasing Blocked.

  1. Go to Supplier Base work center
  2. Go to Suppliers view
  3. Search the supplier XYZ
  4. Select the option Edit, then Purchasing
  5. Uncheck the box Purchasing Blocked
  6. Save the changes

Now, when adding the supplier to the Purchase Order, no error will occur.

Keywords

KBA , AP-PRP , Purchase Request Processing , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign 1711